'I cannot believe what just happened': Egan Bernal in disbelief after first Grand Tour stage win at Giro d'Italia 2021

The Colombian skipped up the gravel roads to cross the finish line first and also take the maglia rosa

Egan Bernal at the 2021 Giro d'Italia
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It's one of those stats that almost beggars belief but as Egan Bernal crossed the finish line having danced away from his GC rivals on stage nine of the Giro d'Italia, he took his first-ever Grand Tour stage win.

Emerging from a mountain tunnel and onto the final gravel kilometres - the return of fans at the side of the barriers up to the finish line a most welcome sight - Bernal launched and brought back the escapees who had desperately been trying to hang on to steal the stage.

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